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The first bariatric surgery was performed 60 years ago. Mayo Clinic studies have shown it’s not only the most effective way to lose large amounts weight, but also one of the most effective solutions for obese people with type 2 diabetes. Beyond the operating room, however, it requires a total commitment from patients, both physically and mentally. Here is the personal story of one patient who shared her experience, in hopes of helping others who may be trying to decide if this life-altering procedure is right for them. [TRT 4:07]
Journalists: The video package and extra b-roll are available in the downloads. To read the full script click here.
This is a special report produced for the Mayo Clinic 150th Anniversary Collection of Stories. To view other stories and learn about Mayo Clinic's sesquicentennial, please click here.
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